Might the Philadelphia Eagles trade up in the 2019 NFL Draft? One of the medias greatest minds seems to think it’s a real possibility.
Okay, at this point, is there anyone left on the planet who isn’t a fan of the NFL Network’s Good Morning Football? Every weekday morning, we get up early to hear Kay Adams, Kyle Brandt, Peter Schrager and Nate Burleson deliver their spin on all things related to pro football. Recently, they were discussing who they thought might trade up into the top five picks of the 2019 NFL Draft, and if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan, you might find this interesting.
Burleson believes the New York Giants are as sure a bet as any, and Schrager is betting his money on Philly.
Here’s a quote:
"My wild card is the Philadelphia Eagles. I feel like Howie Roseman doesn’t sleep at night, and they have the 25th overall pick and a ton of third-round compensatory picks. I don’t know. I feel like Howie is one of those guys who wants to make a big swing. No one’s talking about the Eagles. I could see them jumping up and getting one of these defensive tackles."
Here’s the visual for those of you who would prefer to have one:
Deep down inside, there’s a prognosticator that lives in all of us. We like to predict things that will happen before they do. Then, when we’re right, we like to sit around like we’re smarter than everyone else.
Isn’t that why we play Fantasy Football and read mock drafts? Let’s get something straight. No one knows what the Eagles will do come draft day, not even the Eagles themselves, but here’s what we do know. Schrager is right.
Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman is, indeed, up somewhere, and he’s feverishly working to make his team better than they were a season ago. If that means he’s calling free agents, he’s doing that. If that means he needs to extend players, he’ll do that, and yes, as we learned in 2016 (when Philly traded up twice to land the second-overall pick) if that means trading up in the draft is necessary, Howie will find a way to get that done.
We know that they’ve shown interest in everyone from Montez Sweat to Ed Oliver to Josh Jacobs and everyone in between. If ‘The Birds’ are in love with a guy and they feel he may not be available at pick 25, then, ladies and gentlemen, all bets are off.
Could Philly throw us all a curve ball on draft day? We’ll soon see.